Are Book Trailers Worth the Effort?

Lately, I have been thinking about the possibility of making a book trailer for The Clocksmith. However, I am still undecided on the issue. The act of making one will not be a problem in itself. I have plenty of training in the use of cameras and editing software, as well as access to decent equipment. But even though I am able to make one, it will still take a lot of time and I don’t know if a book trailer is something that would help in gathering more sales.
What are your opinions on book trailers? Are they effective, annoying, or somewhere in between?

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3 comments on “Are Book Trailers Worth the Effort?

  1. This is an interesting idea…

  2. It gives you another level on which to promote your work and introduce to more people. Since you have the equipment and expertise, you are way ahead of many writers. Perhaps you should start small and see what the reaction is …

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